d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2007

Bright ruby colour, very clean and not very dense. Bang, we’re in commercial red territory with the nose, and I mean that as only half an insult. Let’s face it, there’s something comforting about the easygoing aroma profile of a well made, mainstream red wine. This one has pretty aromas of sweet red berry fruit, grilled meat, an interesting medicinal note and subdued brambles, along with a hint of gentle oak. Everything in its place.

2 thoughts on “d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2007

  1. Not its best vintage by any means either. Better years have produced less confected characters and more savoury ones. At under $10 though, yep, its one of the perfect Bbq wines out there and not bad with pizza.

    • Interesting. I haven’t followed this wine with regularity but it would certainly be more interesting with a greater emphasis on savouriness.

      Pizza sounds the ticket.

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